Chandigarh, Nov20:2019- Supporting the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ campaign in the city, GAIL (India) Limited today handed over seven tippers (dumpers) and 142 tri-cycle carts to the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh.
GAIL Independent Director Shri Sanjay Tandon handed over the vehicles to Sh. Sanjay Jha, IAS, Special Commissioner, MCC at a ceremony organized in community centre, Sector 29-B, here today in presence of Sh. Shakti Parkash Devshali, Chairman, Sanitation Committee & area Councillor, Sh. Ravi Kant Sharma, programme coordinator, councilors of MCC, Dr. Amrit Warring, Medical Officer of Health and prominent persons of the city.
While addressing the gathering, Sh. Tandon said that each and every support needed by the Municipal Corporation or the city will be fulfilled in any cost and GAIL will provide other required machinery for the betterment of sanitation system and sewerage management system in near future. He said that GAIL provided support of Rs. 1.13 crore for the seven tippers (dumpers) while the financial support for the 142 tri-cycles was Rs 35 lakhs.
Sh. Shakti Parkash Devshali expressed thanks over the support by GAIL to the Municipal Corporation including dustbins, tippers, cycle carts etc. He said that so far, GAIL, India’s premier natural gas company, has provided Rs 3.40 crores under the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ in Chandigarh only. This includes providing 2,900 plastic dustbins to MCC with a financial support of Rs. 1.15 crore, Rs. 70.8 lakhs for installation of 400 Stainless Steel Dual bin dustbins at various prominent locations in Chandigarh and Rs 6.50 lakhs for 200 plastic dustbins at Chandigarh High Court.
Earlier, Sh. Sanjay Jha, IAS, Special Commissioner, MCC welcomed all the dignitaries during the programme and expressed special thanks to Sh. Sanjay Tandon, Independent Director of GAIL for the time to time support to the Municipal Corporation. Art & Culture team of local BJP unit also staged a nukkar natak titled “Kudedaan ka Sahi Istemaal” based on swachh bharat mission.